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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
269 doctors shared insights

Sleepiness (Overview)

Sleepiness = feeling the desire to sleep/ tired.


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What are the anti depresent medications that cause sleepiness?

What are the anti depresent medications that cause sleepiness?

Most can: Some antidepressants are especially sedating, e.g., Remeron (mirtazapine) (mirtazepine), sinequan (trazodone), Elavil (amitriptyline), & nefazodone. Most of the others can be mildly sedating. A few are rarely sedating, e.g. Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Prozac (fluoxetine). Individuals vary greatly in how sleepy a given antidepressant will make them, so this is just a general guideline. ...Read more

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
269 doctors shared insights

Sleepiness (Overview)

Sleepiness = feeling the desire to sleep/ tired.


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Is it bad that i havn't slept in 5 days? I mean im not sleepy at all, is it a medical condition. Besides insomnia?

Is it bad that i havn't slept in 5 days? I mean im not sleepy at all, is it a medical condition. Besides insomnia?

Possibly: There are several medical conditions that result in not needing sleep for days at a time. Consult your primary care physician. If he/she cannot figure this out he/she will refer you to someone who can. ...Read more

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Sleepiness (Tip)

Sleep restores with dreams abound, apnea wears down robbing dreams, sleepiness steals life's dreams. ...See more

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Is there any way to treat sleepiness due to anemia?

Is there any way to treat sleepiness due to anemia?

UnlikelyPrimaryBasis: Classic symptoms of anemia are more rapid resting & especially heart rate (pumping fewer RBCs around body faster to compensate), fatigue & shortness of breath with exercise, not sleepiness. However, given many interacting issues, anemia symptoms are typically unnoticable to mild unless anemia is marked, e.g. Hb ?ed to 2/3 or less of usual. Any symptoms for mild anemia rare; ? other issues? ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the pain of fibromyalgia but not be sleepy all the time?

What can I do to treat the pain of fibromyalgia but not be sleepy all the time?

Lots: The best treatment is regular sleep, routine exercise, and proper diet. Many who suffer from fibromyalgia pain have chronic persistent hyper-alertness with over stulation of the sympathtics. I routinely suggest mindfulness or meditation as part of the treatment. The right exercise that promotes proper breathing and mindfulness can be an excellent routine-qigong, tai chi or gentle yoga are great! ...Read more

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Could a sleeping disorder explain why I've had excessive daytime sleepiness most my life? Which disorder could it be? How r sleeping disorders treated

Could a sleeping disorder explain why I've had excessive daytime sleepiness most my life? Which disorder could it be? How r sleeping disorders treated

Yes: Yes to day time sleepiness. Hard to know what sleep d/o you have without more info. A common sleep d/o is insomnia and can be treated with a combo of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and meds (depending on severity). ...Read more

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I had Claritin (loratadine) as part of my sinusitis treatment but it makes me sleepy. Does this helps me to get used to sinusitis or something?

I had Claritin (loratadine) as part of my sinusitis treatment but it makes me sleepy. Does this helps me to get used to sinusitis or something?

No: Claritin does not provide decongesting effect and thus would not help your sinusitis. It is however unusual to have drowsiness from Claritin. A nasal steroid spray will likely be of more benefit in hastening your recovery and should likely be continued even after the sinusitis has subsided. Consult an allergist if you have access to one. ...Read more

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Any cure for daytime sleepiness?

Any cure for daytime sleepiness?

Daytime sleepiness: Daytime sleepiness is a symptom rather than an disease with a cure. It can be a very dangerous symptom due to the risk of accidents at work or driving etc. You can see how sleepy your are by googling ess and completing the scale. One would start treatment by seeing their primary care to try and clarify the cause. Causes might include shift work, sleep apnea, insomnia, medications, or narcolepsy. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of sleepiness?

How well do you: Sleep at night. Try these sleep hygiene tips. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in. ...Read more

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Amitryptline is helping with my IBS pain while celexa (citalopram) does not? Also is there drug similar to amitryptline but that does not make me sleepy/ tired?

Amitryptline is helping with my IBS pain while celexa (citalopram) does not? Also is there drug similar to amitryptline but that does not make me sleepy/ tired?

Tricyclics for pain: Amitryptilline is tricyclics antidepressant that can be used to relieve neuropathic pain. One of the side effects is drowsiness, dry mouth, inability to urinate. These are caused by anticholinergic effects of this drugs. Other tricyclics have less of anticholinergic side effects. These are nortriptilline and disimpramine. Other drug which works well is cymbalta (duloxetine). ...Read more

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Does estrace (estradiol) .5mg tablets make you sleepy?

Does estrace (estradiol) .5mg tablets make you sleepy?

Not usually: Some people will have some tiredness or fatigue and unlikely real sleepiness. ...Read more

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Can excessive sleepiness trigger a seizure in eplileptic?

Can excessive sleepiness trigger a seizure in eplileptic?

Probably not: Unless caused by sleep deprivation then the answer would be yes. If you are too sleepy all the time you should talk to your doctor. Your meds could be the reason, your sleep hygeine, not enough sleep, other medical causes too. A work up might be in order and you deserve a good listening to and some answers for why you are so sleepy. ...Read more

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I'm in dentistry school and studying is hard,i need to study till 12am to wake up at 6am,how to stay focused,and prevent sleepiness?

I'm in dentistry school and studying is hard,i need to study till 12am to wake up at 6am,how to stay focused,and prevent sleepiness?

Good for you: Make sure you are getting proper nutrition. Take periodic short breaks from studying. Don't smoke. Try to arrange for at least 7hrs sleep a night. Latest research shows humans function best with 7.8 hrs sleep/night. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to avoid feeling sleepy at work?

What is the best way to avoid feeling sleepy at work?

Depends: Sometimes the reason that people get sleepy in the middle of the day is because they are not sleeping enough at night or that the sleep that they get at night is not quality. If it is not quality, it may be because they have a sleep disorder. A good place to start this to talk with your primary care. ...Read more

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I been on Hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure over a month, I notice my vision gets blurry and I'm always sleepy, what causes this?

I been on Hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure over a month, I notice my vision  gets blurry and I'm always sleepy, what causes this?

Blood pressure: Tough to say without an exam, but it is possible your Blood pressure is getting low on occasion causing these symptoms. Follow up with your treating doctor and get eval on the BP issue. Good luck ...Read more

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Should my child get checked if she has little appetite and has been sleepy all the time?

Should my child get checked if she has little appetite and has been sleepy all the time?

Yes: Decreases in energy in: eating and/or drinking, or energy expressed: activitiy, wakefulness or sleepiness, are abnormal enough to be checked out by a health care practioner. ...Read more

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What causes excessive sleepiness?

What causes excessive sleepiness?

Sleep Apnea: If you have symptoms such as insomnia snoring hypersomnia excessive daytime sleepiness obesity asian race cognitive deficits mood disorders htn etc increase the chance of sleep apnea rule out other causes, could be medical, genetic long sleeper etc. ...Read more

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Extremely sleepy throughout day, sleep 9+hrs, not depressed, blood tests= no abnormalities, sleep study 2 yrs prev=negative but hereditary, why sleepy?

Extremely sleepy throughout day, sleep 9+hrs, not depressed, blood tests= no abnormalities, sleep study 2 yrs prev=negative but hereditary, why sleepy?

Sleepy in day?: You could still have a sleep disorder of some kind, possibly undiagnosed sleep apnea. Or you could be taking medications or other substances that make you sleepy (you have not listed any medications). Sleep studies can vary in quality, and some may not pick up existing issues. Nutritional or other problems may need attention. You might consider consulting an integrative medicine doctor. ...Read more

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Are there antidepressants for someone who can't tolerate any side effects of seizure risk (childhood hx) & raised pulse & sleepiness (adult hx)?

Are there antidepressants for someone who can't tolerate any side effects of seizure risk (childhood hx) & raised pulse & sleepiness (adult hx)?

Yes: Every patient has different responses to each medicine prescribed. Your childhood history is not a reason to avoid a certain class of medication. Your sleepiness may be tied to your medication. There are many classes of medications used for depression, both old and new. Your family practice doc or local psych clinic can help;. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

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